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Old 05-04-2006, 08:12 PM
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Old MacDonald Crisis!!! What does the goat say?

I need help. My 15 month old thinks her mommy's an idiot.

The chicken says "Cluck-cluck"

The kitty says "Meow!"

The doggy says "Woof-woof!"

The cow says "MOOOOooooo!"

The rooster says "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"

The sheep says "Baaaaaa"

The pig says "Oink-oink-oink!"

The horse says "Neiiiiigh!"





What do goats say?




(I really must get out of the house more.)
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:15 PM
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I believe it is also "Baaaa."
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:19 PM
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You can make this distinct from the sheep by saying "meh-eh-eh-eh" and stuttering the last syllable. I can't really explain it other than to tell you to bleat. You'll know when you've got it right because the kid will fall over giggling at the face you have to make.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:08 PM
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Another vote for "ma-a-a-a" (pronounced as in "ma-a-a-a-a-ashed potatoes.")

(Or we could just ask the official SDMB goat. Who had him last, anyway?)
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:15 PM
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Yup, meh-eh-eh-eh. (that's more of the imitation of the sound, for notation I might go with the baaaa though)

<Hijack> My mother was sitting in the backeat with my oldest son when he was about a year old on a road trip. She was flipping through an animal book keeping occupied doing the "What does a cow say? Mooo."

Then she flipped the page and said "What does a rabbit say?......." Silence ensued as my wife and I exchanged glances before bursting out in laughter, and asking "Yeah, GrandMaw, what does a rabbit say?"

-rainy
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:25 PM
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Then she flipped the page and said "What does a rabbit say?......." Silence ensued as my wife and I exchanged glances before bursting out in laughter, and asking "Yeah, GrandMaw, what does a rabbit say?"
"I knew I shoulda taken dat left toin at Albuquerque!"
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:25 PM
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You could also try "bleat, bleat, bleat." I know that's not really an onomatopoeia but neithers is "cluck, cluck, cluck."
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:31 PM
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Ok, you city slickers - the goat goes na-a-a.

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Old 05-04-2006, 09:49 PM
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Ok, you city slickers
Hold on there with the name-calling! Speaking as a person raised in rural Georgia with a mother who farmed registered Toggenburg goats, I'll give some credance to your na-a-a one of a goat's vocalizations, usually a forlorn or weary one - heard it many times delivering kids. The meh-eh-eh I think is the more common, everyday vocalization, however.

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Old 05-04-2006, 10:01 PM
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Just make sure you don't say "meh." That just sounds like the goat is unimpressed.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:28 PM
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Ok, you city slickers - the goat goes na-a-a.

Tess
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What if you have a goat that goes "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye"?
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:29 AM
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Trip trap trip trap.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:36 AM
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The goat goes, "Cite!"
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:21 AM
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You could also try "bleat, bleat, bleat." I know that's not really an onomatopoeia but neithers is "cluck, cluck, cluck."
I may be a no good city slicker (to some degree at least) but isn't "cluck, cluck, cluck" at least slightly onomatopoeic? If I were asked to do a chicken impression, which granted isn't a daily occurence, I think I would do something along the lines of "cluck, cluck, cluck, cluckaaaawww" though probably without a very hard 'k'.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:32 AM
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Thanks, everyone!

'Though this city slicker is beginning to think there's no such thing as a goat. They're just funny looking sheep with short hair, right?
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:34 AM
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Wasn't there an Animaniacs skit where they were doing that, and got to Giraffe? Not much else to add to this.

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Old 05-05-2006, 04:36 AM
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Then she flipped the page and said "What does a rabbit say?......." Silence ensued as my wife and I exchanged glances before bursting out in laughter, and asking "Yeah, GrandMaw, what does a rabbit say?"
A couple of times when I helped out in preschools/creches, rabbits did actually feature in the Old MacDonald song; there was no sound associated with them, but the kids all had to twitch their noses (or try to). - With a [twitch twitch] here and a [twitch twitch] there....

My favourite thing though, was to throw a spanner in the works by putting in "And on that farm, he had a tortoise..." - stunned silence, then fits of laughter, every time
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:09 AM
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The goat says: "Take that straw out of my ass, you moron!"
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:11 AM
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what really bugged me when I was in kindergarten was the rooster that said "cock-a-doodle-doo". It just didnt seem natural.....
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:49 AM
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An injured rabbit makes a high pitched, nerve shattering squeal. Wanna give the kid nightmares?
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:14 AM
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According to "The Cow That Went OINK" by Bernard Most, goats go "nanny-ha" when they laugh. Cows go "Moo-ha", Turkeys go "gobble-ha" and goats go "nanny-ha". Therefore a non-laughing goat would say "nanny"

It's kind of a fun book to read, especially if you like making funny animal noises.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:02 PM
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According to my child's spin-and-say toy, a rabbit goes "Boing! Boing!" like a spring.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:07 PM
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Who cares what a goat say? I wanna know what the goat see!
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:12 PM
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Sounds like Mwa-eh-eh-eh to me...
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:31 PM
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What do goats say?




(I really must get out of the house more.)

Ca-br-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-to!




What?
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:46 PM
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The goat goes 'Oh crap, here comes that SDMB group again. Won't they just leave me alone??"
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:13 PM
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You could do like my aunt when she was stumped with raccoon. She said: "I'm a raccoon! I'm a raccoon!"
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:41 PM
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Wasn't there an Animaniacs skit where they were doing that, and got to Giraffe? Not much else to add to this.

-Otanx
I don't know about Animaniacs, but there was a bit in the South Park movie about making a sound like a dying giraffe.
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:15 PM
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"What does a rabbit say?......."
"Duck season!"
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:08 AM
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They never said anything to me, but they utter a pfihh or something like it when they are alarmed.
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